I am testing different social media marketing tools in order to find out which one is the best. Today I am going to compare two massive social media management tools: Sendible vs Hootsuite!
In the previous comparison about what is the best social marketing tool, I talked about Manageflitter, Tweepi, Buffer and Hootsuite.
The winner was Hootsuite and still after trying Sendible for 23 days, Hootsuite remains to be my favorite social media management tool. You may also be interested “How to get Twitter followers FAST!”
My favorite tool in Hootsuite is bulkscheduler. By using the bulkscheduler I can literally schedule even 350 tweets in 2 minutes. My record is 150 scheduled tweets in 2 minutes because I don’t have 350 tweets waiting to be published. (yet!)
The only thing that was missing in Hootsuite’s bulkscheduler was the option to add images in the bulk scheduled tweets. I searched for the service that would provide the option to bulk schedule images.
Then I found Sendible. People praised it because Sendible allowed bulk scheduling images.
Then I saw that they had 30-day trial and I was ready to try it!
I was excited!
I registered to Sendible and started to study how to use their service. Like I mentioned in the previous Hootsuite text, social media management tools may take some time to learn but it’s well worth it because afterwards they will save tons of time once you have mastered the tool.
I watched 3-5 videos and read their tutorials on how to use Sendible. I wanted to learn it fully right away.
I was enthusiastic to see what kind of results lots of bulk scheduled images would give to my Twitter account. My previous record by using Hootsuite was about 41k impressions in a day.
I tried to upload some message to the bulk scheduler. But it didn’t work…
I read the tutorials and tried again.
Test file 1… Fail.
Test file 2… Fail.
Test file 3… Fail.
After about 5 different tests I decided to contact their support why the bulk scheduler isn’t working.
They responded me and suggested me different kind of things.
I tried all the things they suggested me to do and we even made the video call to make it work.
The result: I was not able to bulk schedule images or anything else. They said that the problem was in my Excel.
Even though I asked many times which version of Excel would be compatible with Sendible, they didn’t respond me to that question.
After all, I cancelled the account because their service was not working properly. I had wasted countless hours trying to make it work.
They contacted me again and said that now it should work also with my Excel version. Well, they had said 15 times before that now it should work so I am just a bit suspicious.
Hootsuite bulk scheduler works well. Sendible bulk scheduler doesn’t -> 1-0.
What about the prices?
Hootsuite costs under $10/month while the cheapest plan in Sendible costs $59 -> 2-0 for Hootsuite.
Sendible has 4 different plans which cost $59, $99, $139 and $499 as you can see in the image below.
When the lowest price in Sendible is 6 times higher compared to Hootsuite we could assume that Sendible would be higher quality than Hootsuite. However, the price doesn’t tell the whole truth. (Read 5 powerful tips how to get Twitter followers instantly for $0.)
The layout in Sendible is probably more appealing but I didn’t find the other reasons why I would choose Sendible over Hootsuite. And the layout is not even so important in my priorities. The most important thing is that all the tools work properly.
Sendible markets the product saying how many social media services you can connect at the same time. Well, you can do the same in Hootsuite for under $10/month.
If you have found some reasons why Sendible would be superior to Hootsuite, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
I didn’t need to contact Hootsuite support many times but when I contacted them it worked properly and I got a good experience.
In Sendible, they were helpful too but the support was sometimes very slow.
For example, after registering to Sendible I received an email where they asked if I would like to have a video call while they would explain how everything works in Sendible. I responded immediately that I would like to have it.
Then they responded me after ~10 days.
To my other questions about the bulk scheduler, the response normally took 1 or 2 days.
It was much slower that I had been used in Wealthy Affiliate where the support team responses withing minutes.
My experience with Sendible wasn’t very pleasant. I can’t recommend their service. I wasted hours and hours trying to make their service their service work but it was a great disappointment.
Now my plan is to try out some new social media management tools, for example MassPlanner, but so far Hootsuite remains to be the best.
I really recommend to give it a try. You can schedule your social media messages for one month using 3 minutes instead of using 15 minutes every day. That’s the reason I love it.
Think about how much time (and money) you can save!
If I could find the service where I can bulk schedule images on Twitter in a reasonable price I would be even more excited. If you know that kind of service out there, leave a comment below! 🙂
What is your favourite social media management tool? Why?
What kind of results have you achieved with that social media management tool?
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